I firmly believe this is true. McCain is far more representative of who Americans are, what we believe and value. From the first time I heard Mr. Obama, he struck me as a person of considerable style but precious little substance. And the more I know of him, especially his many anti-American, socialist/Marxist associates, the more frightening a figure I find him to be. As Thomas Sowell wrote, Obama is a phony and he is dangerous.
We all know McCain's many faults and shortcomings. He's a known quantity with a considerable record, and we know what we're getting. WYSIWYG. Obama, on the other hand, has left few tracks. He has virtually no accomplishments to point to. In his scant two years as a senator, he's mostly voted "present" rather than "yes" or "no." What kind of record is that? An intentionally vague one. He hasn't done anything except promote himself. A man is known by the company he keeps, and Mr. Obama has way too many sketchy, radical friends (Jeremiah Wright, Fr. Michael Pfleger, Rashid Kalidi, Bill Ayers, Antoin Rezko, etc.). More from Thomas Sowell:
"Of the four people running for President and Vice President on the Republican and Democratic tickets, the one we know the least about is the one leading in the polls-- Barack Obama."
"...Obama could have allied himself with all sorts of other people. But, time and again, he allied himself with people who openly expressed their hatred of America."
Mr. Obama has raised and spent some $700 million dollars on his campaign, well over half a billion dollars. Yikes! If McCain had done that, he would be criticized as a fat cat Republican, accused of buying the election. Bush is mocked by the goofy "Billionaires for Bush" folks. Will they start a "Billionaires for Barak" chapter for Obama's many "ultra-rich Democratic donors"? How is it that being wealthy is bad if you're a Republican but OK if you're a Democrat?
Colin Powell endorses Obama, and we hear about it all over the media. Norman Schwarzkopf endorsed McCain, and only Fox News covered it. The media's coverage of McCain is overwhelmingly negative, a Pew Poll finds. Surprised?
Despite Mr. Obama's record-breaking spending and despite the many polls showing that an Obama win is all but inevitable, I think that Mr. McCain will in fact be elected president. There's a big poker bluff going on right now in the Obama camp. Americans know authenticity, which McCain has in spades and which Obama is utterly lacking. Despite Obama's fervently religious followers, there are more people who can see through the B.S. Two recent polls reveal the heartening trend:
From Sunday, October 19: "Obama's Lead Slips to Three Percent." Sinking, sinking, and surely within the margin of error.
From today, October 22: "AP presidential poll: All Even in the Homestretch." And Investor's Business Daily finds that Obama's lead has shrunk from 6.0 to 3.7, with 12.3 percent of the population undecided. And young people between 18 and 24 are McCain's staunchest supporters! This election is definitely still in play!
Yippee! Vote for McCain!